The Glendale, Arizona Smart Policing Initiative (SPI) team addressed thefts at Circle K™ convenience stores using a problem-solving model. The Glendale team targeted thefts because they clustered at these store locations more than at other store chains, and because the crimes threatened the safety of both customers and Circle K employees. The team was also concerned about the potential for these offenses to attract more serious crimes at these locations, and because of the significant burden placed on police resources.
Author: Michael D. White and Frank Balkcom
Federal Sponsor Agency: BJA
Provider: Smart Policing Initiative
Publication Date: 2012